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Ho`ala Students

Ho`ala students are engaging, self-motivated, effective individuals who learn to truly take charge of their lives! As citizens of an increasingly global world, Ho`ala students learn to accommodate a wide variety of opinions and needs while making their own voices heard.  

The Four R’s

Our student learning expectations are based on the underlying foundation of our character education program, which is…

Responsible

You lose your power when you blame, lie, make excuses, and justify
You gain power by “owning” the choices you make in attitude and behavior

Respectful

Honor your decision-making boundaries and those of others
Respect others by not making decisions for them that are properly theirs;
Respect yourself by not allowing others to make decisions that are properly yours.

Responsive

Act for the good of the whole;
We are interdependent and interconnected
Win-win instead of win-lose

Resourceful

Effective action
Instead of complaining, focus on what works
Problem solve!

Ho`ala Parents

Ho`ala parents know they are the most powerful influence in their children's lives! They know that their children will learn to become cooperative, effective, responsible individuals when the adults in their lives earnestly commit themselves to being cooperative, effective, responsible individuals. Read More

Ho`ala Parent/Teacher Workshops

All Ho`ala parents and teachers attend a series of five workshops to consider ways to successfully support their children's emotional and intellectual development. Workshops are held quarterly, in the evenings, two hours each week. Workshops are free of charge and open to the public. Topics include:

  • Session I The Ho`ala Agreement System - Effective Discipline
  • Session II Seeing Childrens' Behaviors and Needs
  • Session III Nurturing Childrens' Real Needs
  • Session IV Avoiding Unwanted Behaviors 
  • Sessions V Applying These Practices to Academics 

Ho`ala Faculty & Staff

Ho`ala teachers and staff are professionals chosen for their commitment to their own learning and growth. Read More

 Ho`ala Board of Directors

            Dr. Christopher Campisano........................................................... Ex-Officio Member

            Head of School, Effective. June 1, 2021 (808)621-1898    

            Jonathan E. Fern............................................................................ Secretary/Treasurer

            Retired Ho`ala Master Teacher and Ho`ala Co-Founder, (808)621-1898

            Lori Fukuoka………………………………………………………Faculty Representative

            Ho`ala Teacher since 2000, (808)621-1898

            Tiffany Huynh………………………………………………………Chair

            Marketing Manager, Awakening Wisdom, Ho`ala Alumni Class of 2006

            Member since September 2011, (808)621-1898

            Dr. Lucio Pascua……………………………………………………..Vice Chair

            Physician, Private Practice - Member since October 2007, (808)621-1898

            Renee Rivera......................................................................................... Member

            Business Owner, Bankruptcy Paralegal, RCO, Hawaii, LLLC– Member since August 2010

            (808)621-1898

             Nora Sanford………………………………………………………….Member

            Special Education Teacher State of Hawaii, Member since August 2019 (808) 621-1898

             Martha Peterson…………………………………………………… .....Member

Co-Owner Peterson Upland Farms, President of the Wahiawa General Hospital Auxiliary,

Secretary for the Wahiawa Historical Society, Bishops Committee Member St. Stephen’s

Episcopal Church. Member since August 2019 (808) 621-1898

April Woolley…………………………………………………………...Member

              Retail Store Owner, Tini Manini, Ho`ala Alumni Class of 2003 - Member since October 2011

Linda Perry……………………………………………………………… Member

Retired Ho`ala Head of School and current Director of the parenting curriculum component

for FETCH (FAMILY EDUCATION TRAINING CENTER OF HAWAII) through the University of Hawaii.                

Each board member understands that Ho'āla encompasses a wider view of education than that of more traditional schools.  New board members are selected for their expertise and also for their willingness to incorporate some level of Ho'āla’s philosophy in their lives. Board members now include alumni who bring a new perspective and understanding of Ho`ala philosophy and mission. Board members participate wholeheartedly in school fund-raisers with 100% participation in activities and meetings. Upon selection to the board, each board member agrees to assume financial responsibility for Ho'āla by making an annual monetary contribution to the school.  100% of board members contribute to the school’s annual fundraising drive and participate regularly in various activities during the school year.  

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